Politics

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Just minutes before Monday's special legislative session adjourned, the Maine Senate joined the House in enacting a measure that expands ranked-choice voting to presidential contests. 

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Maine 1st District U.S. House Rep. Chellie Pingree is looking to codify how food is labeled with "Best If Used By" dates. 

Paul LePage Downplays Past Criticism Of Susan Collins: ‘I Absolutely Endorse’ Her

Aug 26, 2019
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Former Gov. Paul LePage said he’s “always supported” Sen. Susan Collins, and is confident that she will run and win again in 2020 in the face of an aggressive Democratic effort to unseat her.

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Republicans in the Maine Legislature voted on Monday to stymie more than half of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ $163 million proposed borrowing package.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg revved up a capacity crowd at the State Theatre in Portland Thursday, in the first of what's expected to be a series of visits from White House hopefuls to Maine.

Planned Parenthood

A few days after Planned Parenthood announced it would pull out of the federal Title X program ⁠— rather than comply with new Trump administration rules that would have prohibited it, in most cases, from providing abortion referrals or services ⁠— its Northern New England affiliate is working to let people know it is still providing all the same services it did before.

An ethics complaint has been filed against Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon for allowing her leadership political action committee to reimburse her for political donations in 2015 and 2016.

Pete Buttigieg's campaign wasn't the only Democratic presidential one to target Maine Thursday.  Former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner addressed crowds in Portland on behalf of Bernie Sanders. 

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PORTLAND, Maine - A Trump administrative directive to shift federal resources from Boston and Newark, New Jersey, could increase delays for asylum seekers in the Northeast.

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At a forum set up by the Trump campaign, several business owners endorsed the President’s economic policies as mostly helping them and the state to prosper.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will visit Maine Thursday when he attends a grassroots meeting in Portland.

Julie Pike / Maine Public

A Maine group that can shield the identities of its donors is ramping up efforts to erode support for Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins ahead of her anticipated reelection bid.

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Marthe Cohn, now 99, is female and Jewish.  Her gender, and her religion, make her role as a World War II spy that much more incredible.

In Monday’s special session bonds will dominate the action, but Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has submitted two bills to fix mistakes that cannot wait for the January session, including one to allow the Maine Ocean School, a magnet high school in Searsport, to continue to operate.

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